The Hesperian / (Lincoln, Neb.) 1885-1899, October 01, 1892, Page 5, Image 5

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A New York publisher had to pay $250 for losing the man
uscript of a novel sent him for examination. Henceforth
authors will desire that publishers may lose manuscripts more
Judge Putnam in the United States circuit court at Boston
rendered a decision to the effect that books found in a foreign
country over twenty years ago may enter this country free of
duty, even if they have been rebound during the interval.
Not long ago appeared "Ange", a story of the reign of
Nero, treating of life in general at that period. Now comes
"Darkness and Dawn" by Canon Farrar, o picture Nero in
his true light, first as a boy and then as a king. It is a fine
historical romance.
Among the latest publications is one entitled "Cross Cur
rents" which demands special notice. Its author, Miss Dick
ens, is a granddaughter of the great novelist. The book has a
double interest, first on account of its author, and second on
account of the merit of the story. Miss Dickens, while fasci
nating and interesting, lacks the quaint humor of her grand
father and also his power of caricature.
Two more ofthi-gyand pioneers of American literature
have passed away. September of this year witnessed the
death of George William Curtis, one of the greatest and bes1
Americans that ever lived. He was a lecturer, a statesman,
and an author. In the last capacity he was both graceful and
forcible. His best known "Prue and I" is read everywhere.
On the eighth of the same month that pure and gentle and
delightful poet John Grccnlcaf Whitticr left this world for a
better one. There are several volumes of his works. "Snow
bound" with its true descriptions has made his name immortal.
Sentiment vs. 1802.
We entered the old cathedral,
With its massive pillars of stone,
Its gloomy, heavy silence,
And its filtered light that shone
On wing and nave and chancel,
And on many a chiselled face,
And I felt the girl beside me
Was awed by the-solemn place.
We paused at the foot of a statue,
The tomb of a man whose name
Had thrilled the heart of a nation
With the pride of a statesman's fame.
We stood reflecting an instant,
Then she broke the silence with "Pray,
If he were alive and kicking,
Do you think he'd be in it today.'"
The Delphic h:is fixed up their office, why should not we?
The university of Minnesota has 1,368 students and 121
jirofcbbois and instructors.
Ye exchange editor invites both old and new students to
visit the sanctuary and read the exchanges.
The Midland devotes two columns and a half to the mem
ory of the dead poet. John Greenlcaf Whitticr.
The bilverand Gold, of Colorado, has more advertisements
than reading matter. They are in for the cash.
We learn from The Courier that the preparatory depart
ment has been abolished from the Kansas state university.
"Wasn't it camphor you asked for," queried the polite
clerk. "Yaaf, that's what I cam-for," murmured Cholly.
ttentley college students are fitting up their athletic
grounds. Their faculty would not help them so they are
helping themselves. We like their energy and push.
Sunday school teacher: "Willie, I am afraid I shall nev
er meet you in heaven." Willie: "Why, what have you
been doing now?" Ex.
The Kansas Industrialist was one of the first to take up
work for the new year. It is full of useful articles. Every
farmer should subscribe for it.
The Kansas state university has back seven of last year's
foot-ball team. They are in for business. The invinciules
is the name they hone to be able to apply to their team by
next year.
We leeeived a number of the University Star from the
university of Omaha. The Star died out several years ao.
We hope it will prosper and become somewhat better than
the first issue promises.
The daily Palo Alto has arrived. Leland Stanford docs
not need a daily, so they say, but there is room for one. It
will be rather uphill work for the paper at first, but energy
and push will, we hope, make for it a national reputation.
This is expected to be the last edition by the present
board. We are sorry to say farewell. But since we must go,
we think it best to go without more ado. With best wishes
to all and many thanks for the gentle manner in which the
exchanges have treated us, we take our leave.
Miss F. Jean Nelson has received an invitation to attend
the dedication services of the World's Fair buildings in Octo
ber. She will be in attendance. Bema.
For the benefit of new students we would say, Miss Nel
son took first in the inter-collegiate oratorical contest last
year. It pays to be at the head.
The High School Times, Dayton, O., is the best high
school paper on our exchange list. It has so many good arti
cles that it is useless to try to discriminate between them.
We wish the rest of the high school papers would .ome
nearer to it not only in reading matter but in general appear
ance. The Silver and Gold is a new weekly from the university
of Colorado. It contains literary productions as well as the
weekly news. The exchange editor starts with the following
resoWe: "As tailor in this department, we take our scissors
in hand resolved to enter the fall campaign with alacrity."
The paper bespeaks merit and success.
The ova Wesleyan has changed into a weekly. It was
formerly a monthly magazine. It is now a weekly newspaper.
Here is a clipping which applies to all our new students:
Do not rush hap hazard into a literary society. Visit, and
become thoroughly acquainted with the workings and repu
tation of the several locicties before you furnish any one with
your autograph. This applies to you.
A famous college president a clergyman, was" addressing
the students in the chapel at the beginning of the college
year. "It is," he said in conclusion, "a matter of con
gratulation to all the friends of the college that this year
opens with the largest freshman class in its history." And
then, without any pause, he turned to the scripture lesson
for the day, the third Psalm, and began reading, reading in
a voice of thunder, "Iord, how are they increased that
trouble me." Chicago Interior.
The McKendree Repository is a little monthly published
at Lebanon, III. It is the revival of a paper by the same
name, long since dead. The editor thinks their college
must keep abreast of the times, hence he thinks the paper
should be kept alive. From its first issue we conclude it
would be better off if it stayed in its grave for a while longer.
Yet it may improve. We hope so. There is nothing in
teresting in it but a few locals, which, the paper being a